In a real free market, if any single company or organisation gets too big for the good of the people, the people can simply switch to using a different company or organisation. If monopoly occurs in a free market, it is the result of consumer choice and stupidity, not corporate governance. Wealth and power may well fall into the hands of a minority, but if consumers don't like it and stop buying their goods, the wealth and power will go to whoever else they choose instead.
Ultimately ideologies that seek to control your life share many of the same operating principles even if they do not share the same political principles.
Fascism and Communism have two very different political structures, one has massive power to the state, the other doesn't have a state. One stamps out the power of labor while the other is a democracy of the worker. In many ways, the ideas of the two are diametrically opposed, but when it comes to controlling people, they work in similar ways.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Last edited by Cyrylek; 05-22-13 at 04:37 AM.
So we can look at what the right wing and left wing does in our (ie north American) arena; or we can play No True Scotsman.
So, if the political Right opposes Big government, they would of course oppose the death penalty, for starters...by far the most extreme manifestaiton of any statist government, and one of its organizing principles, at least de facto.
Some people mistake "big" or "small" government as being terms almost entirely to do with taxes, social programs, "entitlements" and so on. But these are only aspects, and not even the most important.
Authoritarianism and "big government" have a lot of different components.
so for example, there are some Westerners (including the late Ms. Thatcher) who have the unmitigated nerve to laud Pinochet (a right-winger) for his "small government" and "economic freedoms."
In other words, running a gigantic imprisonment, torture and murder regime is not "big government"; but raising taxes is!
...for perhaps the most admirable among the admirable laws of Nature is the survival of the weakest.
Of course it's Right Wing. What an odd question.